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AROLDIS CHAPMAN RUMORS

Player Profile #41: Aroldis Chapman | RP | CIN

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! Editor’s Note: Chapman ranked 42nd overall in our 2015 Draft Guide and comes in as player number 41 in our Top 200 Countdown (rankings originally compiled in November). Last year during a seemingly innocuous spring training game versus the Kansas City Royals, Chapman’s career and life were seemingly...
Via Baseball Professor
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds closer Chapman avoids arbitration, gets $8.05 million for 2015

Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman has agreed to terms on a one-year contract through the 2015 season, avoiding an arbitration hearing that was set for Friday. Chapman will receive $8.05 million, according to reports. Chapman had asked for $8.7 million, while the Reds were offering $6.65 million, giving Chapman a salary above the midpoint of figures, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported...
Via Fox Sports
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Cincinnati Reds Should Trade Aroldis Chapman

Aroldis Chapman of the Cincinnati Reds is one of the most dominant closers in baseball, yet trade rumors continue to circulate around him. (Mandatory Credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Aroldis Chapman creates fear every time he steps on the mound. As a left-handed closer standing at 6-4 and commonly featuring 100 mph heaters, it’s fair to suggest most at-bats against him are, in...
Via The Sports Journal
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Aroldis Chapman hits 104 on radar gun

Your browser does not support iframes. Aroldis Chapman still throws very, very hard. The Cincinnati Reds reliever has struck out 66 batters in just 32 1/3 innings of work this season. When you see the 104-mph fastball he threw against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night, you’ll understand why. That’s right, Chapman hit 104. The […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds, Cubs clear benches after Chapman fastballs over the head

Your browser does not support iframes. Benches cleared after Aroldis Chapman retired the side in the top of the 9th of Thursday’s Reds-Cubs game following some tension between the clubs. Chapman struck out Justin Ruggiano to start the inning. Then he sailed a 101-mph fastball over the head of Nate Schierholtz on the first pitch […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman pitches off mound, wows observers

After a horrific scene just three-and-a-half weeks ago, Cincinnati Reds (and really all baseball fans) got a bit of good news today when Aroldis Chapman, the hard-throwing lefty closer for the Reds, threw off the mound for the first time.  Chapman was struck in the face by a line drive off the bat of Kansas City Royals slugger Salvador Perez, breaking facial bones throughout his...
Via Reading Between The Seams
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman posts recovery update on Instagram

Aroldis Chapman was the victim of one of the scarier moments in baseball last month, but now wants everyone to know he's progressing just fine. The Reds closer suffered fractures above his left eye and nose after being struck by a ball hit by Royals catcher Salvador Perez in a spring training game on March 19. He has since resumed working out, and on Saturday he posted a video of...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman returns to camp for first time since scary line drive

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -€“ His eyes were blackened and his face noticeably swollen but so was the smile of appreciation on the face of Reds closer Aroldis Chapman. Chapman made his appearance at the team'€™s spring training complex on Sunday since being hit by a line drive in a Cactus League game four days ago. Chapman had surgery on Thursday to insert a titanium plate over his left...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Aroldis Chapman shows off post-surgery staples

Last time we say Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman, he was being carted off the field after taking a linedrive off his forehead Wednesday night. Friday, the lefty posted a picture of the aftermath. Now, I’m no surgeon, and I’m terrible at math…but it looks like Chapman has more staples in his head than the ball that hit him.
Via Hall of Very Good
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Here is the play where Aroldis Chapman was hit

You’re going to be seeing a lot of posts about the terrible, terrible Aroldis Chapman injury from Wednesday and, thankfully, video of the Cincinnati Reds pitcher being hit in the head has yet to surface. That said, there is video of Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez at the plate and, subsequently, audio of the injury. I’m told this is legit. (courtesy @RA_Parker...
Via Hall of Very Good
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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